Delinquent Balance Up 53% in Panama

At the end of May, the delinquent portfolio of the banking system summed $565 million, up from $369.7 in the same period of 2008.

Friday, July 17, 2009

According to data from the Banking Superintendence, delinquent loans account for 2.5% of the total credit portfolio.

From "Additionally, loans with more than 90 days of non-payment have increased 23% to 91.9 million".

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Compared with other economies, the indicator measuring non-payment in the banking system is relatively small, with marked fluctuations in different sectors.

An article on reports that according to the Superintendency of Banks (SIB), the indicator for defaults in the Guatemalan banking system "went from 1.55% in May last year to 1.43% in the same month this year."

Credit Histories in Panama

November 2011

With the implementation of the statute of limitations, more than 1.6 million records have already been wiped.

Two years ago the Panamanian Credit Association began implementing the statute of limitations, which applies when a consumer so requests, seven years after having made the last payment on any commitments they had.

Panama: Car Loan Defaults Increase

February 2009

According to data from the Bank Superintendent of Panama, the balance of defaults and past due accounts reached $37.3 million in 2008.

María de Gracia writes in "The loans that show the highest default rate are those for cars that have a price of up to $15,000, with $28 million, followed by the ones of up to $30,000, with $7.2 million."

Guatemala: Overdue loan portfolio increases to 86%

January 2009

As of November 2008 overdue loans in the banking system rose to $264 million, 85% more than in December 2007 when it was at $142 million.

According to, "In September the percentage was at 73.4% compared to the end of 2007.

Similarly, the Banking Superintendence pointed out that the overdue portfolio for credit cards owned by the banks was at 4.7% last November while it was at 5.9% during the same month in 2007."

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